Havana | The Cuban Coast Guard announced that it had intercepted an unmanned vessel heading for the island, which is believed to be the SS Cotopaxi , a steamboat that disappeared in December 1925 and has since been linked to the legend. of the Bermuda Triangle.
The Cuban authorities spotted the vessel for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. They made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew, and finally mobilized three patrol boats to intercept it.
When they reached it, they were surprised to find that the ship was in fact a nearly 100-year-old steamship identified as the Cotopaxi , a famous name associated with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. There was no one on board and the ship appeared to have been abandoned for decades, suggesting that it could actually be the cargo tramp that disappeared in 1925.
An exhaustive search of the vessel led to the discovery of the captain’s logbook. It was associated with the Clinchfield Navigation Company , owner of the SS Cotopaxi , but gave no indication of what happened to the ship in the last 90 years.
On November 29, 1925, the SS Cotopaxi left Charleston, South Carolina, and headed for Havana, Cuba. The ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain WJ Meyer, and carried a cargo of 2340 tons of coal. He was reported missing two days later, and has not been heard for nearly 90 years.
The Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, General Abelardo Colomé , announced that the Cuban authorities would conduct a thorough investigation to clarify the mystery of the disappearance and reappearance of the ship.
Popular culture has attributed many disappearances to paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or to the activity of extraterrestrial beings. An explanation, even pins the blame on the remains of the technology of the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.
Despite the popularity of all these strange theories, most scientists do not even recognize the existence of the Bermuda Triangle and blame human errors and natural phenomena for disappearances.
The mysterious reappearance of SS Cotopaxi has already attracted a lot of interest in the scientific community and could prompt some experts to change their minds on the subject.